Kitchen Porter (Fixed Term)


To provide an enhanced cleaning service to the College  that meets the ongoing requirements of the Hospitality & Catering department and the organization


  • Undertake regular cleaning duties as specified and instructed by your supervisor/management or cleaning schedule.
  • Undertake deep cleaning duties as specified and instructed by your supervisor/management.
  • Perform your cleaning duties in a diligent, effective and efficient manner in order to deliver the expected standards of cleaning, within the allocated time frame on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Support your team members to meet the cleaning specification and standards expected of the service, in particular when covering absence to help create a strong team ethic
  • Use cleaning resources, consumables and equipment with due care and attention, with emphasis on efficient, effective and safe use.
  • Maintain designated storage and refuse areas in a tidy, clean and well organized conditions e.g. cleaners cupboards, recycling bays etc
  • Comply with site rules relating to access to buildings, waste management and recycling to maintain an orderly and efficient approach to managing the safety and security of the campus during cleaning operations and site waste.
  • Provide good customer service to College staff, management and students by assisting with queries relating to cleaning and referring issues to your supervisors when the matter cannot be addressed locally.
  • Support the College to work towards the achievement of the Customer Service Excellence Standard and to maintain the standard.
  • Pay due care and attention to the health, safety and welfare of yourself and others whilst undertaking cleaning operations. You must work in a safe manner at all times and follow employee duties and responsibilities.
  • Undertake visual inspections of rooms, machinery and equipment prior to use on a daily basis.
  • Familiarize yourself with all risk assessments relevant to the post, and safe operating/usage instructions for equipment, machinery and chemicals and adhere to the risk assessment procedure of the organization. 
  • Comply with usage regulations and policies relation to health and safety, the safe operation and use of cleaning equipment and the safe use of cleaning chemicals in accordance with COSSH regulations and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Prohibit any activities / omissions of your team players that are likely to breach statuary health & Safety legislation and place employees, learners, visitors and members of the public at risk.
  • Report hazards and defects using established procedures as specified by site supervisor and Health and Safety Manager.
  • Responsible for safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of yourself, colleagues and any other operative under your control.
  • Report incidents, accidents and near misses in accordance with the organizational policies.
  • Comply with the College no smoking policy and do not smoke outside the designated areas.
  • All activities of the post holder must comply with the statutory health and safety legislation and the College’s health and safety policies e.g. lone working policy risk assessment policy etc.
  • Undertake room safety and energy checks once each is cleaned e.g. shutting and locking windows, switching off lights and equipment before you can vacate a room.
  • Undertake occasional duties as instructed, including delivery, storage and basic preparation of stock
  • Ensure continuous development and improvement of professional knowledge.
  • Any other duties, of a similar level of responsibility, as may be required.

Hopwood Hall College is an equal opportunities employer. Our values are underpinned by equality, diversity and inclusion for all. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Being an inclusive workplace means we ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and flourish as part of our team irrespective of their age, gender, race, sexuality, religion or belief, disability, gender reassignment or marital status. We respect and value our differences and aim to bring out the best in people by creating a culture where everyone feels included and appreciated.

We are a Disability Confident employer and have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in the job description.

Other Information

ADDITIONAL INFO: Fixed Term Until 19th January 2024

LOCATION: Middleton or Rochdale Campus

CLOSING DATE: 30th November 2023

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346